Meet Bookwyrm, a little book-loving dragon who wants to create the world’s greatest hoard of dragon books — just for you!
And for himself, maybe mostly for himself…but books are meant to be shared. Especially dragon books!
The very first book in his hoard is Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like!
How would you describe a dragon?
If you said adorable, then you would be describing Bookwyrm!
If you said, proud lord of the sky or sight like the sound of a trumpet, or wisest of all creatures, then you would not be describing Bookwyrm but rather a creature far more beautiful and more frightening. You probably read this book already and know how wonderful it is…
But if you haven’t read Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like then this enchanting story is not to be missed. It will delight you and your little dragon-lovers with rich language and beautiful Mercer Mayer pictures.
Some bits Bookwyrm wants you to know:
- Set in ancient China, with a traditional Chinese dragon
- Best as a read aloud, ages 5+
- Hard to find — getting original hardback color version is important! Check your library first!
- Teaches politeness and remembering things are not always what they seem
Some questions & ideas to discuss:
Before you read —
- What do you think a dragon looks like?
- Can dragons change their form? What can they change into?
- Should you be polite to a dragon? Why or why not?
After you read —
- Meeting the dragon changed Han’s fortune — do you think it changed his character? Why or why not?
- Do you think Han will meet the dragon again? Why or why not?
- If you met a Great Cloud Dragon would you recognize him? How would you treat him?
- If this story happened today and you were Han, what could you offer him to eat and drink?
- What other books have you read with similar illustrations?
- What other stories have you heard where someone was not what they seemed to be at first?
Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like is a classic treasure for your hoard of dragon books! What are your classic treasures? Leave a comment and let Bookwyrm know what to read next!